Our Staff

African Service's staff and board members reflect the communities we serve, representing more than a twenty countries and speaking over twenty-five languages.

We possess diverse backgrounds and expertise in medicine and nursing, epidemiology and biostatistics, social work, law, education, policy advocacy and community organizing, program development and evaluation, development and communications. Together, they work to meet the changing needs of the African community and have remain a trusted partner to immigrant communities in the New York City and an ally to people living with HIV around the world.


Asfaha Hadera, Founder & Co-Executive Director
Kim Nichols, Co-Executive Director 



Niat Amare, Legal Advocate

Mulusew Bekele, Director of Program Operations

Emily Bishop, Health Education Officer

Corina Bogaciu, Supervising Attorney

Claudette Bontemps-Francois, Supervising Case Manager

Simone Burrell, Data Entry Specialist

Carlos Camilo, Testing Center Assistant

Anthony Cruz, Paralegal

Thandron Dadaille, Finance Assistant

Aida Diallo, Supervising Family Case Manager

Mariama Diallo, Housing Placement Assistant 

Aida Diallo-Diagne, Director of Housing

Yuhanissu Godje, Paralegal                                              

Ralford Goulbourne, Fiscal Manager

Jessica Greenberg, Staff Attorney

Rokhaya Gueye, Testing Center Assistant

Gabriel Guimaraes, Staff Attorney

Tsion Gurmu, Equal Justice Work Fellow

Maura Heron, Staff Attorney

Halimatou Konte, Testing Center Coordinator

Amanda Lugg, Director of Advocacy

Adizatou Maiga, Family Case Manager

Youma Nafo, Food Pantry Coordinator                                        

Daouda Ndiaye, Patient Navigator

Fatime Ndiaye, Case Manager

Eirik Omlie, Communications Director            

Paola Roche, Administrator

Nataliah Rodriguez, Housing Placement Assistant    

Samah Mcgona Sisay, Equal Justice Works Fellow   

Rebecca Soroka, Staff Attorney                                     

Deirdre Stradone, Staff Attorney

Bakary Tandia, Case Manager

Adama Traore, Patient Navigator